I’m Anna Mason. I’m a self-taught professional watercolour artist specialising in realism and botanical art.  I’ve created this website to share with you my watercolour technique and to help motivate you to begin or improve your own painting.

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Painting IS useful; it's good for your health!

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2008 when I was just 28. The doctors could give me no reason why I had developed it. I’d spent most of the previous decade barely picking up a paint brush. I’m not sure if those two things are related. Probably not.  I mean, that would be a

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Learning to paint can be a solitary activity. But what you need the most is some positive feedback on your work. That’s why I’ve set up the gallery page. For you to share and to support each other.

Fortnightly Featured Gallery Painting

Every fortnight I select a painting uploaded to the gallery to feature here on the homepage- a painting with something really positive we can take from it!

Seagulls

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I love the sense of perspective to Kinga’s scene here. I also love that in her comments she explains that she found the fence really tough – but she persevered through those feelings and has done a great job with it.

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